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Amelia Coonrod

Passionate Advocate: Personal Experience Inspires Alumna to Aid Persons with Disabilities
December 14, 2016

On bad days, getting out of bed feels almost impossible for Amelia Coonrod. On the good ones — the days when her back doesn’t hurt as much and her energy is up — things are a little bit easier. But cerebral palsy affects her life every day. Coonrod was born three months premature and diagnosed at...

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CHHS Names Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
December 6, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services has named Dr. Susan Sell the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Sell’s tenure follows a one-year stint as Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. In her new position, Sell will work to increase research and student funding...

Professor Lori Thomas

VIDEO: Exponential - The Power of Outreach
November 10, 2016

Social work professor Lori Thomas knows that the mission of North Carolina's urban research university involves deep engagement in the off-campus community, as well as in the classroom.

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UNC Charlotte to Attend First-of-Its-Kind Institute to Address Sexual Assault on College Campuses
October 31, 2016

The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded UNC Charlotte a one-year grant to participate in a first of its kind national leadership institute to address on campus gender-based violence. Through the $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation, UNC Charlotte will be among the 20 schools to participate in...

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Professor Susan McCarter Discusses Racial Inequality on NPR
October 12, 2016

In the wake of the shooting of Keith Scott by Charlotte police and the sometimes violent protests that followed, social work professor Susan McCarter joined NPR's "Here and Now" to provide prospective on long-simmering racial tensions in Charlotte. LISTEN    

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UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Awarded $2 Million for Graduate School Scholarships
August 25, 2016

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to provide scholarships for graduate students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds who are preparing for careers in behavioral health care. 100 students will receive full academic...

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Why Spirituality Matters in Social Work
August 4, 2016

UNC Charlotte scholar’s new book seeks to integrate spirituality, religion into practice Questions like “Why am I here” and “What is the meaning of life” are essential inquiries in many people’s lives. The intimacy and importance of such topics often leads their discussion to be limited to a...

Professor Susan McCarter

Professor Susan McCarter Leads Charge on Racial Justice Reform
June 30, 2016

Susan McCarter has one of those personalities that draws one in. Even when she’s giving an academic presentation, the School of Social Work professor is warm, engaging and almost relentlessly cheerful. Still, when she starts talking about her research, her audience — regardless of its size or...

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The School of Social Work receives CSWE Reaffirmation
June 20, 2016

At its June 2016 meeting, the Commission of Accreditation for CSWE determined that the BSW and MSW programs of UNC Charlotte School of Social Work are reaffirmed accreditation for 8 years.

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School of Social Work Names Inaugural Director
May 5, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Schnavia Hatcher as the inaugural Director of the School of Social Work. Hatcher arrives at UNC Charlotte from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she served as a tenured professor in the School of...